Could Serena Williams Top Her Amazing 2012 Season?

Madhusudan G Rao@madhugrContributor IIIJanuary 12, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been desaturated) Serena Williams of the USA poses during the launch of her Nike Training Club app workout on January 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams had a great 2012 thanks to her performance at Wimbledon, the U..S Open and the Olympics.

Serena literally destroyed her opponents in the second half of the year with her strong performance after the first-round loss at the French Open.

After taking the help of French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena has been able to bring in the much-needed focus that forms a great combination with her ruthless game.

Staying free from injury was another aspect that came together for Serena at the right time, as there was no one to stop her for the rest of the year.

Angelique Kerber holds the distinction of the one person who defeated Serena in the quarterfinal of the Western and Southern Open tournament. 

Right through her Grand Slam victories as well as the season-ending WTA Championships finals, Serena showed a different side of her game. 

She wasn't dominant but was able to win the points when she required it the most. This was very much evident in the US Open final when Serena defeated Victoria Azarenka in three tough sets.

Can she do one step better in 2013?

The answer is very easy. YES!

Obviously, there are a lot of dependencies which is not in her hands (like unforeseen injuries mainly), but Serena is on the way to a fantastic year.

If she can maintain the form that she displayed in the second half of 2012, she might even entertain hopes of a complete sweep of the Grand Slam tournaments.

Women's tennis has been fragmented mainly because of the lack of consistent high-quality players as well as the on-and-off presence of the Williams sisters. 

Serena is determined to change that this year, mainly by making up for all those tournaments she has missed due to injuries.

Her tryst with injuries seems to have come to a halt, and with Patrick Mouratoglou taking care of her game, there is no way she will not top her 2012 performance.

Do you see any other alternative to the Serena Show in 2013?